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Misa Taketa Interview

Date: January 20, 2016
Location: San Jose, California
Videographer: Dana Hoshide
Densho ID: ddr-densho-1000-436
02:06:51
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Nisei female. Born January 18, 1925, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in the South Park area, south of Seattle, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, lived and worked in Ontario, Oregon, for a time, before living in Philadelphia and then moving to San Jose, California.
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Interview location: San Jose, California Father's family background Segment 1 of 22 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Mother's immigration to the U.S. as a "picture bride" Segment 2 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Description of family home Segment 3 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Attending elementary school and Japanese language school Segment 4 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Memories of farming in South Park Segment 5 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Moving to a different farm after nearby airport expansion Segment 6 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor, a search of home by the county sheriff Segment 7 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Description of parents Segment 8 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California A farm employee visits father at the immigration station on behalf of the family Segment 9 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Seattle
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Interview location: San Jose, California Returning to school after December 7th Segment 10 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Reading letters to father while he was in a Department of Justice camp Segment 11 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Fort Missoula
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Interview location: San Jose, California Being called in to talk to the vice principal on the last day of school Segment 12 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Leaving belongings to go to camp Segment 13 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Reuniting with father in camp Segment 14 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Moving to Tule Lake Segment 15 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Working for a block manager in camp Segment 16 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California A harrowing experience leaving camp to go to eastern Oregon Segment 17 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Doing domestic service in Ontario, Oregon Segment 18 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Parents' work in a farm labor camp after leaving camp Segment 19 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Moving to Philadelphia and meeting future husband Segment 20 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Getting married and raising a family Segment 21 of 22 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Reflections Segment 22 of 22 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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